Installing Linux is not nearly the adventure it once was. Precompiled binary software and preselected packaging and partitions make most Red Hat Linux installations a simple proposition. Improved installation and GUI configuration windows have made it easier for computer users who are not programmers to enter the Linux arena.
Besides providing some step-by-step installation procedures, this chapter discussed some of the trickier aspects of Red Hat Linux installation. In particular, ways of partitioning your hard disk, creating installation boot disks, and changing the boot procedure were described.